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Expert Can Discuss Police/Community Relations In NYC

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In the wake of the Eric Garner case, Robert Snyder, associate professor of journalism and American Studies and author of a new book  on how one New York City neighborhood recovered from years of blight and crime, is available to discuss police-community relations in New York City.

Specifically, Snyder can speak about the problems of under-policing and over-policing, race and policing, police violence, and the important work of improving police-community relations.

Snyder is the author of the newly published Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and The Promise of New York City (Cornell University Press), which is based on years of research that includes a week patrolling  with the New York Police Department in Washington Heights when murder and the crack epidemic  were at their greatest heights and race relations in New York City were angry and raw.

Contact: 917-656-4154; rwsnyder@rutgers.edu